Simulation and flight test of autonomous guidance of a small reusable rocket using parafoil

Hiroshi Ogawa, Eiji Kato, Atsutoshi Hiramatsu, Hidemasa Saito, Akira Todaka, Wataru Hirata, Kei Hiraoka, Yuki Mizumoto, Hiroshi Otsu, Akira Tsuruda, Shunsuke Iwai, Takaaki Matsumoto, Koichi Yonemoto

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Abstract

This paper presents computer simulation and flight test of a small reusable rocket which was launched in an annual rocket launch campaign held in France. The mission of the rocket is autonomous guidance to a target point using parafoil. Authors developed a recovery system that has two stage parachute and parafoil riser separation mechanism to avoid tangling of string. Guidance controller was developed by computer simulation and ground test. The rocket launching and parafoil deployment were successful. No tangling was occurred when the parafoil deployed. The apogee was almost the same as the simulation. However, the attitude of the rocket got into a deep spiral motion, and the autonomous guidance was not fully completed as planned.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2012
Pages148-153
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Event2012 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2012 - Fukuoka, Japan
Duration: 16 Dec 201218 Dec 2012

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Name2012 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2012

Conference

Conference2012 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2012
CountryJapan
CityFukuoka
Period16/12/1218/12/12

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Ogawa, H., Kato, E., Hiramatsu, A., Saito, H., Todaka, A., Hirata, W., ... Yonemoto, K. (2012). Simulation and flight test of autonomous guidance of a small reusable rocket using parafoil. In 2012 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2012 (pp. 148-153). [6427326] (2012 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2012). https://doi.org/10.1109/SII.2012.6427326